Thirty-three-year old Neil Vatsyayan loves Halloween, Six Flags theme parks and his tae kwon do class. He graduated from Shenendehowa High School in 2001 and lives with his parents in Latham. He also has a moderate case of Down Syndrome, a genetic abnormality which presents the afflicted individual with challenges in areas such as: language and communication; conceptual, social and emotional development; motor skills; and personal care, even as they cope with a variety of other health concerns and a shortened life expectancy.
The two hottest Capital District High School Hockey League teams met Saturday, Feb. 6, at the Schenectady County Recreational Facility in Glenville.
Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk outscored Voorheesville 12-6 in overtime to defeat the Blackbirds 60-54 Friday, Feb. 5, in a Colonial Council boys basketball game.
Guilderland won for the fourth time in its last six games by rallying for a 59-50 victory over Columbia in a Suburban Council girls basketball game Friday, Feb. 5.
Andrew Yanowsky scored two goals, and goaltender Alex Breiner made 20 saves to lead Bethlehem to a 4-0 victory over Shenendehowa in a Capital District High School Hockey League game Friday, Feb. 5, at the Bethlehem Area YMCA.
The Colonie Chamber of Commerce honored residents, businesses and the town’s former police chief, Steve Heider, at its annual dinner on Thursday, Jan. 28 at the Century House with drinks, laughs and plenty of congratulations for the accomplishments of the past year and beyond.
Shenendehowa remained undefeated against Suburban Council opponents by fending off Shaker 52-48 in a girls basketball game Tuesday, Feb. 2, in Latham.
It’s long been suspected, but now it’s been quantified — there truly is a method behind the madness of acquiring that hot concert ticket.
Dignitaries from nearly all aspects of state government were on hand for continued good news at Albany International Airport.
Albany Academy used a 22-6 run in the fourth quarter to pull away for a 73-48 victory over Voorheesville in a non-league boys basketball game Sunday, Jan. 31.
Shaker's Ronel Forde and Bethlehem's Tedi DeMaria each won a pair of events at the Suburban Council Indoor Track and Field Championships Sunday, Jan. 31, at the University at Albany.
People come into your life at different points of time not by mere chance but by a greater mechanism to teach you a lesson. That lesson can be inspirational, heart wrenching or a wake-up call.
Bethlehem came back from a two-goal deficit to defeat Christian Brothers Academy 4-3 in a Capital District High School Hockey League game Saturday, Jan. 30, at the Albany County Hockey Facility.
Albany's balanced offense and tough defense was too much for Shaker, as the Falcons defeated the Blue Bison 70-46 in a Suburban Council girls basketball game Friday, Jan. 29, in Latham.
Colonie jumped out to a 35-20 halftime lead on its way to a 58-48 victory over Averill Park in a Suburban Council boys basketball game Friday, Jan. 29.
Queensbury scored three times in the final four minutes to defeat Shaker/Colonie 6-3 in a Capital District High School Hockey League game Friday, Jan. 29, at the Albany County Hockey Facility.
When George Fiorini moved to Albany a year ago, he had only five months of bartending experience under his belt. Winner of the recent Woodford Reserve bartending competition held at the Albany Food and Wine Festival early this month, Fiorini now bartends at two of Albany’s premiere cocktail bars and, sitting in one of them — Wellington’s in Albany — exactly a year to the day after he moved to the area, he seems more than a little surprised about it.
This first appeared in the Jan. 27 editions of Spotlight News.
The Shaker boys swim team remained undefeated by edging Shenendehowa 95-91 in a Suburban Council meet Thursday, Jan. 28, in Latham.
This editorial first appeared in the Jan. 27 editions of Spotlight News.